Flexible Integrated Transport Services
How can non-emergency patients be easily, comfortably and efficiently transported to hospital? The FITS project is looking at how match-making technology can be used in conjunction with the Grampian Health Transport Action Plan.
The project was a core dot.rural project, followed by knowledge exchange funding involving Transport Researchers and Computing Scientists.
For more information, please contact John Nelson.
Review of International Experience
Rapid review of recent international experience of flexible transport services, real-time scheduling and intelligent autonomous agents
Establish, in the context of a suitable case study, user requirements (including issues of “trust”) of key stakeholders
Specification of a platform for supporting autonomous agents acting on behalf of stakeholders to solve their individual (or collective) transport goals
Development of prototype platform
Testing of the prototype platform in selected case study area(s) with co-operation of local partners to establish validity of approach
Assessment of future uptake of integrated flexible transport services in rural areas with an extended stakeholder base
- Professor John D. Nelson (Principal Investigator), Centre for Transport Research
- Professor Timothy Norman (Co-Investigator), Computing Science
- Professor John Farrington (Co-Investigator), Geography\
- Professor Tim Barmby
- Dr Nir Oren;
- Dr Steve Wright
- Dr Richard Mounce (Research Fellow)
- Dr. Chukwuemeka David Emele (Research Fellow)
- Cheng Zeng (Research Assistant)
- Rob Craig (PhD Student)
- Dr Nagendra Velaga (Former Research Fellow)
Information about the key outcomes of the project will appear here.